: Serious security flaw found in Internet Explorer (Microsoft)



CIWS
12-17-08, 09:42 AM
"Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.


The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.
Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.
Other browsers, such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, are not vulnerable to the flaw Microsoft has identified."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7784908.stm


http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

RightTurn
12-17-08, 09:58 AM
Firefox, FTW!

dkozloski
12-17-08, 10:30 AM
For a temporary fix you could try throwing your skirts over your head and running down the street screaming.

The Tony Show
12-17-08, 11:31 AM
I have to use IE at work in order to access my company sites. Lame.

dkozloski
12-17-08, 02:18 PM
Vulnerabilities in FireFox too.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/17/mozilla_3_0_5_and_2_0_0_1_9_updates/

gary88
12-17-08, 02:29 PM
Safari FTW!

Submariner409
12-17-08, 04:13 PM
The IE7 patch is on the street as of 3 PM, EST. Microsoft Update or wait for your automatic settings to kick in. A 2.3 mb download, install, restart.

CIWS
12-17-08, 04:15 PM
The IE7 patch is on the street as of 3 PM, EST. Microsoft Update or wait for your automatic settings to kick in. A 2.3 mb download, install, restart.

:thumbsup:

Rolex
12-17-08, 05:43 PM
Safari FTW!

:yeah:

BIG ERN
12-17-08, 06:09 PM
just did mine thanks for the info

ryannel2003
12-17-08, 06:44 PM
I'm in with the Safari crowd. :)

dkozloski
12-17-08, 08:31 PM
"Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.


The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.
Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.
Other browsers, such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, are not vulnerable to the flaw Microsoft has identified."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7784908.stm


http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
These are the same experts that said that for Y2K the world was going to stop and start turning the other way.

Lord Cadillac
12-18-08, 03:43 AM
I use Safari as well. I just upgraded Firefox and the next time I start Windows, I'll upgrade IE. I've really grown to appreciate Safari over the past year I've owned a Mac...